The Cold LandsSubmitted by davyC on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 07:13
The Cold Lands
i watched this last night and quite enjoyed it. i figured it would be of interest here at the Daily Paul.
Raised off the grid and orphaned at 11, Atticus lives through more than one rough patch over the course of Tom Gilroy’s “The Cold Lands.” This becalmed film, which was partly shot in a woodsy part of New York State, fails to crystallize until Atticus attaches himself to a dude who sells homemade trinkets. We meet the well-mannered Atticus (Silas Yelich) when he’s living with his overprotective, home-schooling mother (Lili Taylor) in humble circumstances. He is just learning to stand up to her when she dies. Taught to suspect the authorities and accustomed to living without power, he flees into the forest during the film’s middle, occasionally dreamlike, portion. When he falls in with Carter (Peter Scanavino), a Baja-sweater-wearing drifter with a kind heart, he finds security in decent company but also a continuation of hand-to-mouth living. — Nicolas Rapold